Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 311

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(TRAVEL.) Richard Blome. The Present State of His Majesties Isles and Territories in America. 5 of 7 folding maps, folding astronomical plate. [8], 262, [36] pages plus 3 publisher's ad leaves. 8vo, modern calf; lacks frontispiece portrait plate and 2 maps (Carolina and New England / New York), repairs to the folding Jamaica map and elsewhere, minor foxing and wear; later signature and inked library stamps on title page and elsewhere. London: H. Clark for Dorman Newton, 1687

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"Did much to attract immigration to these shores"--Howes B546 ("b"). This, despite the inclusion of the harrowing Indian captivity narrative of Quentin Stockwell (pages 221-232), which should have been enough to keep any potential emigrant safe in their home village. Includes sections on Jamaica and the other Caribbean possessions (expanded from Blome's 1678 Description of the Island of Jamaica), as well as extensive treatments of the North American colonies. Ayer Supplement 19; Church 699; Cundall, Jamaica 267; European Americana 686/14; Sabin 5972; Vail 252.